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The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, October 22, 2019

3rd Monday

12 AM: Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz

2 AM: The A List: Sam Hopkins

6 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian

7 AM: One Step Ahead of the Blues: Mark Mushin

9 AM: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino

12 Noon: To Be Announced

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Kevin Gallagher

5 PM: Digging In The Dirt: Today’s guest: Lynn Zinser, the Executive Editor and founder of “Climate Liability News” a not-for-profit news site dedicated to reporting on the issues at the intersection of climate change impacts and the law. Those issues include government and corporate responsibility and accountability for global warming and its consequences across society and around the world.

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: CounterSpin: weekly news magazine from Fairness And Accuracy In Reporting

8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

Featured Guests:

  1. Vijay Prashad, executive-director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books, discusses his recent article, “The Domino Effect of Trump’s Syria Withdrawal,” covering President Trump’s authorization for the Turkish invasion of northern Syria targeting Kurdish militia groups, and the repercussions for Syria, the Kurds, Turkey and the U.S.
  2. Institute for Policy Studies Associate Fellow, Sam Pizzigati, talks about rising economic inequality in the U.S., as covered in his recent articles, “Inequality is Literally Killing Us,” and “Have Researchers Just Hit an Inequality Trifecta?”
  3. Dr. Susan Rogers, member, Board of Directors of Physicians for a National Health Program, talks about the national debate over Medicare For All, with a focus on the costs for middle income Americans that has become a contentious issue in the Democratic candidates primary election campaign.
  4. Kate Donnelly, Former First Selectman of Hampton, CT and an opponent of the proposed Killingly, CT natural gas power plant, discusses how the CT Siting Council approved plans to build this fracked gas power plant, which she maintains will not only harm local air quality and setback efforts to meet emissions reduction goals in state law, but also delay the transition to the clean, renewable energy sources such as solar and wind.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

We spend the hour with Virginia Eubanks talking about her award-winning book Automating Inequality. It’s about how the use of computerized algorithms are replacing human beings in deciding in who is or is not worthy of getting help and destroying lives in the process.

11 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

11:05 PM: Sean Corvino

2 AM (Tuesday): Floored Radio: Xavior Varien

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, October 20, 2019

3rd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room – “Soul’s Place”

2 AM: Snap Crackle, POP!: Alec Cumming (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

5 AM: Vision Communautaire: Maud Joseph and Bertho Joseph

7 AM: Integrative Wellness: Maud Joseph and Dr. Z.

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert

2 PM: La Esquina Latina: Edwin o Luis

5 PM: Between The Lines – the week’s under-reported news stories and analysis. Produced by Scott Harris

5:30 PM: Mic Check: weekly community discussion program.

6 PM: Ralph Nader Radio Hour: Ralph Nader with David Feldman and Steve Skrovan

7 PM: Antique Blues: Bill and Joan Nolan

10 PM: Railroad Dave Radio: David Schwartz

12 AM (Monday): Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz

2 AM (Monday): The A List: Sam Hopkins

The Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, October 19, 2019

3rd Saturday

10:05 PM (Friday): Love and Communication: Michelle Morgan

2 AM: Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

6 AM: The Carousel: Dave Z.

9 AM: The Car Bob Show: Bob Costanzo, Doug Echols and the Car Bob Crew

11 AM: ¡Barricada!: John Lugo

1 PM: Special Live Broadcast from City-Wide Open Studios – Erector Square

4 PM: Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

7 PM: Capital Radio: Colette Rossignol (fill-in for Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day)

7:00 PM: A mini-version of Punktober.
8:00 PM: Los Wemblers, the legendary band from Iquitos, was one of the main architects of the Cumbia Amazonica movement, a 1970’s psychedelic cocktail that came be be know a Chicha. This is a re-broadcast of their concert from the State House in New Haven, CT.

10 PM: Mikki’s Room – “Soul’s Place”

2 AM (Sunday): Snap Crackle, POP!: Alec Cumming (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, October 18, 2019

3rd Friday

11:05 PM (Thursday): Another Girl, Another Planet: Simon Hunter

2 AM: Binwanka

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Del ‘In Transition’

9 AM: Rockers Arena: Night Nurse

12 Noon: State of the Arts: Richard Pheneger & Peggy Nelson

1 PM: PURE w/howard thompson

4 PM: Connections: Eric Cocks

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Economic Update with Dr. Richard Wolff

Making Critical Arguments – Updates on U.S. housing crisis as systemic failure (the homeless LA opera singer), Greta Thunberg’s critics exposed, Europeans gain from U.S.-China trade war, Sackler family “donations” to museums, universities, capitalists take over Sports Illustrated. Interview on Left’s critical arguments with Prof. Ben Burgis of Georgia State University.

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

10:05 PM: Love and Communication: Michelle Morgan

2 AM (Saturday): Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, October 17, 2019

3rd Thursday

11:05 PM (Wednesday): El Bailarín del Mambo: Frank Delgado (fill-in for My Soul: From Me to You: Cheryl Magoveny)

2 AM: Jazz and Soul on Ice: Doc Hardy

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Cliff Furnald

10 AM: A Miniature World: Binnie Klein

12 Noon: The Organic Farmstand: Richard Hill, Guy Beardsley, and friends

1 PM: All Mixed Up: Peter Bochan

4 PM: Módulo Lunar: Luis Luna

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: Blues In The Evening: Al Bell (fill-in for In The Evening: Bob Shapiro)

A video portrait of Al Bell, The Blues According to Al Bell of WPKN is available courtesy of Mark S. Weiner.

11 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

11:05 PM: Another Girl, Another Planet: Simon Hunter

2 AM (Friday): Binwanka

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, October 16, 2019

3rd Wednesday

11 PM (Tuesday): Thematic Tuesday: Mark Mushin

2 AM: The Peak Of The Night: Alex Panda

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Ebong Udoma

9 AM: The Carl J. Frano Show: Carl J. Frano

12 Noon: Kathy’s Corner: Kathy Connor

1 PM: Sometimes Classical: Richard Epstein

4 PM: The Music Never Stopped: Martha Nachman

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Sustainable East End: Francesca Rheannon

Darr Reilly and Krae van Sickle of Project Drawdown East End talk with Dr. Michael Mann Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University about his work and how activists on a local level can contribute to the awareness of and solutions to, the climate crisis. Also, a new solar farm is feeding 1.1 megawatts of renewable energy into Long Island’s grid, providing clean power to homes and businesses in East Hampton. Francesca Rheannon reports. Sustainable East End is heard on the 3rd Wednesday each month. Programs are archived at sustainableEastEnd.blogspot.com

8 PM: ReHumanize Yourself Radio: Herman Olivera (fill-in for Shaki Presents)

11 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

11:05 PM: El Bailarín del Mambo: Frank Delgado (fill-in for My Soul: From Me to You: Cheryl Magoveny)

2 AM (Thursday): Jazz and Soul on Ice: Doc Hardy

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, October 15, 2019

3rd Tuesday

11:05 PM (Monday): Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham

2 AM: Floored Radio: Xavior Varien

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Radio Base Camp: Steve di Costanzo

9 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson

11:55 AM: The WPKN White Rose Political Calendar

12 Noon: First Voices Radio: Tiokasin Ghosthorse

In the first half-hour, Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes Mario Murillo back to “First Voices Radio.” Mario is a Professor and the Vice Dean of the Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University, and teaches in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program there. He has covered Latin America for a number of radio outlets and journals. Tiokasin and Mario will be discussing the national protests against austerity in Ecuador, led by the Indigenous movement.

In the second half-hour, Tiokasin talks with Darryl Leroux. Darryl is an associate professor in the Department of Social Justice and Community Studies at Saint Mary’s University in Kjipuktuk/Halifax, Nova Scotia. His book “Distorted Descent: White Claims to Indigenous Identity” is now available.

1 PM: Lisa Sahulka

4 PM: The Quest: Terry Hopper

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: This Way Out: The International LGBT Radio Magazine

8 PM: Extensions: Dylan McDonnell

11 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

11:05 PM: Thematic Tuesday: Mark Mushin

2 AM (Wednesday): The Peak Of The Night: Alex Panda

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, October 14, 2019

2nd Monday

12 AM: Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz

2 AM: The A List: Sam Hopkins

6 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian

7 AM: Rock Therapy: Rob Silber

9 AM: My Other Music (MOM): Joseph Celli

10:30 AM: Soundprint:Asia: Joseph Celli

12 Noon: Spotlight on Arts & Culture: The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (CAFC)

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Pete Stewart

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: CounterSpin: weekly news magazine from Fairness And Accuracy In Reporting

8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

Featured Guests:

  1. Kani Xulam, Director of the American Kurdish Information Network, discusses the Turkish invasion of northern Syria targeting Kurdish militia groups, and the reckless policies of President Donald Trump that gave the government of Turkish president Erdogan a green light for launching this destabilizing military offensive.
  2. Steve Hassan, Director of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center, is a mental health professional who has been helping people leave destructive cults since 1976. He’ll talk about his new book, “The Cult of Trump: A Leading Cult Expert Explains How the President Uses Mind Control.”
  3. Journalist Alex Henderson, talks about his recent Alternet.org article, “Armed Militia Groups are Taking Trump’s Civil War Rhetoric Literally,” and other issues related to the angry response of the president’s base supporters during the current House impeachment inquiry.
  4. Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works, a coalition made up of over 340 national and statewide organizations discusses the issues examined in the group’s recent press release, “Trump’s Executive Order is Backdoor Privatization of Medicare,” about the re-direction of billions of dollars in taxpayer funds to for-profit Medicare Advantage.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Lauren Markham talks about her spellbinding story of two young migrants from El Salvador and the life they are making in America. Her book is The Far Away Brothers (Crown 2017). Then, we hear poet Eduardo Corral read his poem, “In Colorado My Father Scoured and Stacked Dishes.” And finally we talk with singer-songwriter Don Arbor about his welcome song to immigrants “Everyone Comes From Somewhere.”

11 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

11:05 PM: Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham

2 AM (Tuesday): Floored Radio: Xavior Varien

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, October 13, 2019

2nd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room – “The Teachers”

2 AM: The A List: Vinny

5 AM: Vision Communautaire: Maud Joseph and Bertho Joseph

7 AM: Solidarity: Garnett Ankle

9 AM: What’s Your Point?: Garnett Ankle

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert

2 PM: La Esquina Latina: Luis o Edwin

5 PM: Between The Lines – the week’s under-reported news stories and analysis. Produced by Scott Harris

5:30 PM: Mic Check: weekly community discussion program.

6 PM: Ralph Nader Radio Hour: Ralph Nader with David Feldman and Steve Skrovan

7 PM: Antique Blues: Bill and Joan Nolan

10 PM: Mike Merli (fill-in for Railroad Dave Radio: David Schwartz)

12 AM (Monday): Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz

2 AM (Monday): The A List: Sam Hopkins

The Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, October 12, 2019

2nd Saturday

10:30 PM (Friday): Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

2 AM: Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

6 AM: Hasta la Raiz: Ariana Shapiro (fill-in for The Rod Ross Show: Rod Ross)

9 AM: Living The Green Life: Sarah Jane Compton and Lindsay Crum

9:30 AM: The Forest And The Trees: Melinda Tuhus

10 AM: The Resistance Round Table

11 AM: ¡Barricada!: Oscar Gonzalez Barreto (fill-in for John Lugo)

1 PM: Second Saturday Magazine: Bob Johnson

4 PM: Icon In The Domain

7 PM: Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day (fill-in for Capital Radio: Colette Rossignol)

10 PM: Mikki’s Room – “The Teachers”

2 AM (Sunday): The A List: Vinny

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, October 11, 2019

2nd Friday

11 PM (Thursday): Ed Flynn

2 AM: El Bailarín del Mambo: Frank Delgado

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Del ‘In Transition’

9 AM: Zanj Radio: Maud Joseph

12 Noon: State of the Arts: Richard Pheneger & Peggy Nelson

1 PM: Music My Mother Wouldn’t Like: Bruce Swan

4 PM: A Little Bit Of Everything: Bob Anderson

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Economic Update with Dr. Richard Wolff

Worker Co-ops, Socialism’s Future – First half focuses on how, why socialism has changed from what it meant in the 19th and 20th centuries (public enterprises + state planning vs capitalism’s private enterprises + markets). Second half explores why 21st century socialism aims to democratize capitalist workplaces, replacing their top-down undemocratic organization with worker cooperatives.

8 PM: LIVE Broadcast from the Bijou Theatre: Vinny and Ray

10 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

10:05 PM: Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

2 AM (Saturday): Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, October 10, 2019

2nd Thursday

11:05 PM (Wednesday): Lounge Sounds: Eddie G.

2 AM: Shambles Radio: Ulises Batalla

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Cliff Furnald

10 AM: The Flux Capacitor: Martha Willette Lewis

12 Noon: Report To The Listeners: General Manager Steve di Costanzo

1 PM: All Mixed Up: Peter Bochan (fill-in for Chateau Batteau: Robin Batteau)

4 PM: Kyle M. Starkey

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: In The Evening: Bob Shapiro (fill-in for Blues In The Evening: Al Bell)

11 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

11:05 PM: Ed Flynn

2 AM (Friday): El Bailarín del Mambo: Frank Delgado